Ethiopian B787 Clad in OAU-AU 50th Anniversary Logo - 18 June, 2013

Ethiopian Airlines, Official Carrier of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Organization of the African Unity- African Union (OAU-AU), is proud to announce that its Boeing 787 Dreamliner has been clad with the golden jubilee logo of the OAUAU.

Ethiopian was selected as official carrier of the golden jubilee celebrations in May 2013. Now, the official logo of the OAU-AU 50th anniversary will fly proudly in the sky on Ethiopian B787 Dreamliner, the most technologically advanced commercial aircraft in the world.

"We are first and foremost a Pan-African airline, which has been serving the travel needs of Africa both in good and bad times for close to seven decades. For five decades, we have been working hand in hand with our continental organization in bringing Africa together and closer to the world. Putting the OAU-AU 50th anniversary logo on Ethiopian 787 aircraft is a fitting symbol of the renaissance of our great continent, which is leading the way in aviation technology by operating the most advanced commercial aircraft ahead of other regions in the world," said Ato Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO of Ethiopian.

As an official carrier, Ethiopian is supporting and promoting the many activities of the celebrations planned throughout the continent in connection with the milestone anniversary of the establishment of the Organization of African Unity – African Union.

About Ethiopian

Ethiopian Airlines, the fastest growing airline in Africa, made its maiden international flight to Cairo in 1946 and now the Airline provides dependable services to 72 international destinations spanning four continents.

Ethiopian is proud to be a Star Alliance Member. The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network offering customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience. The Star Alliance network offers more than 21,555 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries.

Ethiopian is a multi-award winner for its commitment and contributions towards the development and growth of the African aviation industry and in recognition of its distinguished long-haul operations enhanced by the introduction of new routes and products. Recently, Ethiopian won "Airline Reliability Performance Award" from the Bombardier Aerospace; "African Airline of the Year Award" from Air Transport Quarterly Magazine; "Transformation Award 2012" from Planet Africa Network; "International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality" from the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR). Also Captain Desta Zeru, Vice-President of Flight Operations, won "Africa Legend of Travel" award from African Travel Quarterly (ATQ) magazine; and Ethiopian Airlines CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, won "African CEO of the year" from the African CEO Forum as well as "African Business Leader of the Year" award from the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA).

With its acquisition of and firm orders for several new modern fleet, the airline is well positioned to pursue aggressively the implementation of its 2025 strategic plan to become the leading aviation group in Africa.